The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots and self-driving cars. Five things to know about the next Summer Games:
The man named to head Ireland's Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.
Brazilians were steamed when Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte told a tale of armed robbery and a gun pointed at his head during at night on the town in Rio de Janeiro, but the head of Brazil's tourism board said Tuesday there was no lasting damage to Brazil's image.
It feels sometimes like the world is rending at the seams, coming apart by degrees. The news is full of civil war and genocide, border conflict and hatred, the growing rampage and reach of terrorism. It can seem at times almost as if civilization itself is under attack.
Arriving in a plane with a gold-painted nose cone and "victoRIOus" emblazoned on the livery, Britain's Olympic team returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after the country's record-breaking medal haul in Brazil.
The youngest Olympian from U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Spc. Dan Lowe, 23, will compete in two events - air rifle and 3-position rifle - at the Rio Olympic Games. “Win or not, I want to walk away saying I left nothing on the table,” he said.
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